Phil Harrison of Sony has announced that over 1000 PS2 games will be compatible with the PS3 at launch. Well, on taking a look on the internet, I see that approximately 2400 PS2 games have been released in Europe to date, so that means a 41.66% backwards compatible rate, which I guess isn’t too bad a beginning (considering this is due to be improved upon). Also he stated that they are concentrating on the “big” titles, which is sensible, because, lets be frank, there are a heck of a lot of crap titles out there for the PS2. As such, hopefully (fingers crossed), most of my games will work.
It’s a shame that no compatible games have been mentioned yet – please, please let Final Fantasy 12 and ICO work!
Other good news on the PS3 front (shock – I know), is that the RRP for games has been set at £39.99. This is the same as Wii games and less than the £49.99 for the Xbox 360 (although I believe that some games are £39.99), which is pretty good news, especially as I live in VAT free Guernsey this means that the games will be approximately £33.00.
Finally on the PS3 news front, the price of downloadable games has been confirmed as between £2.99 to £6.99, which again is pretty good. The initial games being release on the 23rd of March and following games are as follows:
Blast Factor (£3.49) - 23rd March
Grand Turismo HD (£free) - 23rd March
Super Rub-A-Dub (£TBC) - 30th March
flOw (£TBC) - 6th April
Tekken 5: DR (£6.99) - 23rd March
Also on a completely separate note, Bai Ling was in Sundays episode of Lost as a hot (but weird) Thai Tattooist... Wow... Wow... Easily my favourite episode so far of season 3!